Preschool Aquatics Levels 1-3

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Preschool aquatics classes follow a plan to introduce and practice new swimming and water safety skills that are developmentally appropriate for young children aged 4-5 years old. Preschool aquatics puts the "fun" in fundamentals. Each class is loaded with enjoyable, engaging, and challenging activities that motivate children to want to perform and learn to swim. Each of the three levels of the Preschool Aquatics builds upon the skills acquired in the previous levels and establishes core swimming skills that will keep the students safe in the water wand provide a foundation for more advanced swimming skills as they continue learning. Students may repeat each level several times - and that is okay! it is not important how quickly they move through a level, but that they acquire each skill.

Preschool Aquatics Level 1
What happens in Preschool Aquatics Level 1? For each level of Preschool Aquatics, our instructors follow a plan to introduce new swimming and water safety skills that are developmentally appropriate for young children. Preschool Aquatics puts the "fun" in fundamentals. Each class is loaded with enjoyable, engaging and challenging activities that motivate children to want to perform and learn to swim. In Preschool Aquatics Level 1, your child is introduced to basic skills. These skills lay the foundation for future skill development of swimming strokes. Certain milestones are necessary for successful completion of Level 1, including:  -Entering the water independently using the ladder, steps, or side and travel at least 5 yards. -Submerging mouth and blowing bubbles for at least 3 seconds. -Exiting the water safely. -Gliding on front for at least 2 body lengths. -Rolling to back and floating for 3 seconds. -Recovering to a vertical position. It is quite common for children to participate in several sessions of Level 1 before they are able to successfully demonstrate all the skills. That's okay! It is not important how quickly they move through a level, but that they acquire each skill.

Preschool Aquatics Level 2
What happens in Preschool Aquatics Level 2? In Preschool Aquatics Level 2, our instructors follow a plan to introduce new swimming and water safety skills that are developmentally appropriate for young children. Preschool Aquatics puts the "fun" in fundamentals. Each class is loaded with enjoyable, engaging and challenging activities that motivate children to want to perform and learn to swim. Some of the milestones in Level 2 include: -Gliding on front at least 2 body lengths. -Rolling to back, floating on back for 5 seconds then recovering to a vertical position. -Gliding on back for at least 2 body lengths. -Rolling to front, floating for 5 seconds then recovering to a vertical position. -Swimming using combined arm and leg actions on front for 3 body lengths. -Rolling to back, floating for 5 seconds, rolling to front then continuing to swim on front for 3 body lengths. It is quite common for children to participate in several sessions of Level 2 before they are able to successfully demonstrate all the skills. That's okay! It is not important how quickly they move through a level, but that they acquire each skill.

Preschool Aquatics Level 3
What happens in Preschool Aquatics Level 3? In Preschool Aquatics Level 3, our instructors follow a plan to introduce new swimming and water safety skills that are developmentally appropriate for young children. Preschool Aquatics puts the "fun" in fundamentals. Each class is loaded with enjoyable, engaging and challenging activities that motivate children to want to perform and learn to swim. Some of the milestones in Level 3 include: -Stepping from the side into chest-deep water. -Moving into a front float for 5 seconds, rolling to back, floating for 5 seconds then recovering to a vertical position. -Moving into a back float for 5 seconds, rolling to front then recovering to a vertical position. -Pushing off and swimming using combined arm and leg actions on front for 5 body lengths. -Rolling to back, floating for 15 seconds, rolling to front then continuing to swim for 5 body lengths. It is quite common for children to participate in several sessions of Level 3 before they are able to successfully demonstrate all the skills. That's okay! It is not important how quickly they move through a level, but that they acquire each skill.